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Old 07-21-2012, 09:02 PM   #1
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I'm a 21 year old, sexually active (1 partner) female. My fiance and I are both STD-positive. For the past three years I've had a urinary tract infection at least once a month. I've gone to the doctor and they just prescribe me antibiotics. This last time, the doctor prescribed me some kind of vaginal gel (Metra-something). It worked great to clear it up. She said the UTO was caused by bacterial vaginosis.

To prevent the UTIs, I drink plenty of water and cranberry juice, "wipe" the correct way after using the restroom, only wear cotton underwear, and urinate after intercourse. I had a UTI (Mirena) inserted when I was 18, but had it removed 2 months ago because it had some undesirable side effects.

What else can I do to prevent this from happening? It's unbearable. I'm wondering if there may be another underlying problem possibly? Every time I go to the doctor, they prescribe antibiotics, I get better, and a month later, have the same problem.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 07-22-2012, 06:37 PM   #2
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Re: Chronic UTIs?

Are you urinating before intercourse as well?

Old 07-22-2012, 06:45 PM   #3
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Re: Chronic UTIs?

Originally Posted by Titchou View Post
Are you urinating before intercourse as well?
Sometimes I do, but usually it's just after. I never need to urinate enough to go before and after.

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